Nick Orwin is the Emergency Planning Manager at London Luton Airport, one of the UK's busiest airports. He has worked in aviation for 21 years and in his current role since 2011. As the Emergency Planning Manager, Nick is in charge of writing, reviewing and assessing emergency orders, crisis management plans and contingency plans. He is an expert in working with internal and external stakeholders such as local authorities, airport emergency responders, voluntary groups and regulators to ensure that plans are realistic and resilient. Part of his job is to organise and conduct exercises to evaluate the effectiveness of Airport Emergency Plans. In addition, Nick plays a part in recommending countermeasures and corrective actions after the exercises.
Nick is the Vice Chair of the United Kingdom Aviation Emergency Planning Group (UKAEPG), a non-commercial group dedicated to raising standards of emergency response across the industry. The group offers mutual support, advice and mentoring to members, and is made up of emergency managers from airlines, airports, helicopter, rail, cruise and coach companies, as well as emergency response companies and industry regulators.
As part of LLA’s Air Ops team, Nick has been instrumental in delivering the airport’s innovative Safety Management System and is a key contributor to the Luton Safety Stack which in October 2018 was recognised by IATA for being the first airport in the world to adopt the IATA Ground Operations Manual (IGOM) - harmonizing ground handling processes and procedures for frontline staff.